Girls' Generation Biography

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Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Years Active: 2007–present
Genres: K-pop, Dance, J-pop

Girls' Generation is a nine-member South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007. The nine members include, Taeyeon (leader), Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. They are often referred to as SoShi or SNSD. The first is an abbreviation and the second, mainly used outside Korea, is an acronym of the group's Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae.

SNSD has released three Korean full albums, 2007’s “Girls' Generation,” 2010’s “Oh!” and 2011’s “The Boys.” Their 2009 hit single “Gee” holds the record for being the longest running #1 song on KBS's Music Bank, having held the #1 spot for nine consecutive weeks.

The group won various awards in 2009 and 2010, including consecutive Artist of the Year (Daesang) awards at the Seoul Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, Melon Music Awards, and the Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards.

The group began a foray into the Japanese music scene in late 2010 under Nayutawave Records, a part of Universal Music, with the Japanese remakes of their 2009 Korean hits “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” and “Gee.” In 2011 they released the Japanese Album, “Girls' Generation” and the English album, “The Boys.”